Darren Elias is not any stranger to successful trophies, having established himself because the GOAT with regards to the World Poker Tour with 4 titles. On Saturday, the 36-year-old picked up one other win, this time within the PokerGO studio at Aria.
Elias beat out a discipline of 97 entries in occasion no. 2 of the Poker Masters, banking $223,100 from the general prizepool of $970,000.
This was his second PokerGO title of the yr, having additionally received a $15,000 occasion on the U.S. Poker Open again in March. The New Jersey resident now has profession event earnings of greater than $12.8 million.
The remaining 14 gamers made the cash, incomes at the least $19,400. Chris Brewer was eradicated on the bubble on day 1, and the sector continued to play till the ultimate desk of seven was reached.
Notables who cashed within the event included former Poker Masters champion Sam Soverel (thirteenth), in addition to Ryan Riess (tenth), Dan Shak (ninth), Michael Rocco (eighth), Alex Foxen (seventh), and Erik Seidel (fifth).
Lithuanian professional Vladas Tamasauskas completed sixth, marking his second remaining desk in a row after successful occasion no. 1. His two finishes at present have him within the lead on the general collection leaderboard.
Current Card Player Player of the Year frontrunner Bin Weng additionally picked up his second money in as many makes an attempt, having completed in sixteenth place in occasion no. 1. This time across the Chinese professional took third for $116,400, including 360 extra POY factors to his whole.
Weng is having fun with a breakout yr on the event circuit having racked up two WPT titles, a WSOP Circuit ring, The Return championship at Borgata, and greater than $5.1 million in earnings. With 9,198 factors up to now this season, he has a greater than 1,200-point lead on his closest competitor in Jose ‘Nacho’ Barbero.
(*2*)Former POY winner and two-time WSOP bracelet winner Eric Baldwin completed runner-up, pocketing $155,200. The Wisconsin native now has $8.2 million in profession event earnings.
There are 10 occasions in whole on the Poker Masters, which runs till Sept. 26 and options buy-ins starting from $10,000 to $50,000. The finest performing participant all through the collection can be awarded the Purple Jacket.
The high-stakes pageant started in 2017 and has been received by Steffen Sontheimer (2017), Ali Imsirovic (2018), Sam Soverel (2019), Michael Addamo (2021), and Sean Winter (2022).
Final Table Results
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*Photos by PokerGO – Antonio Abrego